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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Magenta, perched over the sea in Positano, was originally built in the 1300's. The current owner enlarged and fully restored the property for her retirement, creating a serene and sophisticated home where she enjoys the long spring and autumn seasons. With four double ensuite bedrooms, this is an ideal villa for four couples.
The villa is completely private, part of an exclusive area occupying a peninsula one kilometer from the center of Positano and is one of the most charming of the many seaside towns on the Amalfi Coast. With its early springs and long seasons, the Amalfi Coast is an appealing destination from April to November.
You can relax by the pool, shop or visit museums, explore or enjoy staying close to home. One of the great pleasures is being car-free in the Amalfi Coast. Boats, taxis and hired cars are available.
To reach Villa Magenta there is a public path and winding stairway that bring you from the road to the Villa. The front door opens onto a spectacular terrace with flowering potted plants and vines, trees, bronze wall sculptures and views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
On the terrace there is the possibility to enjoy elegant dining al fresco at a long, marble-top table for 12 with iron chairs. Set along the edge of the terrace, are also three marble-top iron cafe tables. Double doors connect the terrace with the interior spaces of the house.
Near the house, there is a swimming pool (10 x 5 meters) surrounded by a terraced hill. A bronze lion serves as fountain head and a bamboo-covered pergola provides shade for drinks or reading at the far end of the terrace, and offers an entirely different view of the coast and property. The sun beds, chairs and umbrellas can be moved around to suit individual preference. A gate has been added to separate the pool area from the terrace, comfort to those traveling with smaller children.
From the terrace, a short staircase leads down to the Bungalow, and additional small apartment for two that can be a supplement for a fifth couple wanting to vacation at Villa Magenta. The owner maintains a private apartment here as well, but is very discreet should she be in residence when the Villa is occupied.
From the Villa, the public walking paths and staircases take you down to the pebble beach “Arienzo”. We highly recommend taking advantage of the beach club there, renting a bed makes for a comfortable day seaside with access to facilities. From there you can hire a boat for an excursion to reach the town of Positano by sea (there is no pier, you step into the shallows to get on board).
Parking is most always available on the main road along the Amalfi Coast, although we strongly recommend a private rental car and using local car and driver services during an Amalfi Coast vacation.
On the ground floor there is the living room that can be reached directly through double doors from the terrace with a fireplace, sitting room for 10 people, satellite TV, CD player, internet access.
Stairs lead to the upper level. A corridor leads to the bedrooms and private bathrooms. Adjacent there is a double bedroom.
Accommodation : Villa, 3 Double Bedrooms + 1 Twin bedroom (sleeps 8), 5 Bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 dining/sitting room, swimming pool
Can be rented with additional payment; please inquire.
Open staircase from Villa's patio leads to lower terrace. Direct entrance from garden into living room with couch, desk and bookshelves. hallway leads to double bedroom (twins can combine to form king). Bathroom (tub with hand-held shower).Owners private apartment is also on this level but the accomodation is completely independent. The owner is very discreet should she be in residence while there are guests at the Villa and Annex.
Positano is in a good position for excursions throughout the area as it is very centrally located. Amalfi and Ravello are not even an hour away; Capri is 30 - 40 minutes by boat; Procida and Ischia make an engaging day trip for the spas and beaches and sparkling wines. Certainly more than one day could be spent in Naples or Pompeii. These are only some of best known destinations.
- Air Conditioning
- A full-time maid is included (8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 6 days/wk).Additional maid service is available for a supplement (€ 12.00/hr).
- Mid-week and weekly linen changes included.
- The cook and house-manager works from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 days/wk). Service for initial shopping included (reimburse for cost of food, beverages and consumables).
- Fax and telephone according of use of consumption
The gardener comes to tend the pool and plantings twice a week.
Fax machine in the Dependence can be used by the maid on behalf of guests.
The owner lives in the Dependence part of the year, but has her own separate entrance and is very discrete. It is possible to hear one-another from one terrace to the other.
100 stairs from parking to house, 157 steps from house to the beach. Porters will be arranged to assist with luggage (€ 5.00 per bag plus tip).
The Bungalow, for an additional 2 guests (1 bedroom, 1 bath) available with additional payment; please inquire.
The owner has a cat who comes and goes from the open terraces throughout the property. Please advise if you have allergies.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
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9 Jun 2014
"Great view, location and staff"
There were 12 of us staying at the villa at various times over a three week period. The view, being within walking distance to the center of Positano, pool and 5 minute walk to the closest beach were … More
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